If you know myself and my husband, you know that we are “those” cat people. We love all animals, but cats are our weakness. I have had cats my whole life. When I met my husband I owned a cat and he also owned a cat. I fell in love with the fact that he owned a cat and was a cat guy. He also felt the same about me. All of my friends have said that we are truly a perfect match for many reasons, but they mostly point out our love for animals and our deep love for our two rescued fur babies, Wesley and Sophie.
When Fresh Step® litter reached out to me to help spread the word about their Million Meow Mission to help shelter cats, I couldn’t say yes quick enough to take on this sponsored post. Below I am sharing my shelter kitties adoption story.
My husband and I rescued our ginger tabby, Wesley after we were together for one year. I already had a cat that I had owned since I was 14 years old, Chloe (who was also a rescue cat.) My husband had lost his cat, and we wanted to adopt a new kitten. Chloe was not too keen on a new cat since she had been an only cat for many, many years. But she tolerated him. Wesley loved Chloe.
My husband and I saw a cage full of ginger tabby kittens running amuck all over the cage being rambunctious. There was one little tabby who was asleep in the corner and all of his brothers were trampling all over him. I said, ” I want to see the kitten with the little paint spot on his back who is asleep.” Wesley’s back is all orange, with just a little white spot on his back. He was the smallest and cutest kitten, and we adopted him on the spot.
It turns out, this little guy had a kennel cold, and that is why he was so sleepy and out of it when his brother’s were running all over him. We got him to the vet and nursed him back to health. He has been in perfect health ever since and the most snuggly cat we have ever known.
A few years later, my beloved Chloe passed away. She was 18 years old. I was not really ready to adopt another cat, but we could tell that Wesley missed Chloe dearly, and was really lonely being an only cat. I gave in after 8 months and we went out to adopt another kitty for Wesley.
We found a litter of kittens who were still with their mother. There was one kitten who stood out and who seemed a bit rambunctious, but we didn’t know the half of it. My husband knew this little calico was the one. Boy, they were not kidding when they said she was a little wild, she was the most active kitten we have even seen! She loved to run around and act crazy! 4 1/2 years later, she has mellowed out quite a bit, and now she is a complete lap cat. It took her a couple years, and we never thought she would be a lap cat, but now we can’t get her off our laps!
What still melts my heart everyday is that Wesley and Sophie are best friends. They play together, snuggle together and bathe each other.
Our cats mean everything to us. This is why sharing this post about #MillionMeowMission from Fresh Step® is so close to my heart. Fresh Step® Million Meow Mission is to help improve the lives of shelter cats and to help more shelter cats find forever homes.
In its second year, Fresh Step® has donated millions to animal welfare causes and more than 1 million scoops of litter to shelters.
Would you like to know how you can help those kitties in need? Every time you buy Fresh Step®, you can get points. You can choose to redeem them or donate them.
- Donate your Paw Points Code here to show support for shelter cats and receive a Million Meow Mission badge to share on social media. This will help Fresh Step® reach their goal of donating one million scoops of cat litter to shelters and rescues.
- Donate your Paw Points to help support shelters and receive a $2-off Fresh Step coupon and a Million Meow Mission badge to share on social media.
You can also share your cat adoption story and it could possibly be featured on FreshStep.com.
We can all make an impact on cat’s lives. The Million Meow Mission have a goal to help all cats experience what it is like to feel love and be in a loving home. Through caregiving, volunteering or donation, it is all helping those cats in need.
There is another way to help cats in need that you may not be familiar with. There is a program called Fostice (foster + hospice.) For those cats that are terminally ill, the goal is to find a loving foster home to help them live out their final days in a loving home.
Watch the video below about Bosley, and the family who gave him a fostice home to live out his last year knowing what love feels like.
For more information on the Million Meow Mission and to get involved, visit http://frsh.stp.io/PDCMMM
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step® litter.